In this house Saturday supper is generally less formal than our usual eating around the table with knives and forks. Saturday calls for something to share, something to get stuck into and something just a little bit more special. It’s usually devoured in the lounge along with the obligatory Saturday night TV!
Seafood was the flavour of the day today. Baby squid with ginger, garlic, red chilli and coriander, garlic butter baby lobster (as Phoebe calls them… king prawns to the rest of us), and Thai style mussels. All served on mixed leaves with olives and crusty homemade bread. Delicious!
I took a gamble and totally cheated on the mussels…and I have to admit they weren’t a patch on my Asian inspired moules, but it was Saturday evening and time is precious on Saturday evenings!
Prepare the squid. There’s a handy guide on the BBC website if you’re unsure.
Chop up the rest of the ingredients for the squid and fry them off in a little olive oil (you could also use coconut oil if you wanted a more Asian flavour).
Throw the squid and cook for two to three minutes, before adding a handful of chopped coriander.
As for the garlic prawns literally just melt some butter in a pan, add in some olive oil to stop the butter burning, throw in some crushed garlic and then add the prawns. You can sprinkle some chopped spring onions on like I did if you want but it’s not crucial.
I served these, along with the mussels and squid on a large platter with fresh warm crusty bread for mopping up the delicious juices. Et voila, easy, quick Saturday night dinner is served!